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Pickering, Timothy (1745-1829) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01541 Author/Creator: Pickering, Timothy (1745-1829) Place Written: New Windsor, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 27 August 1782 Pagination: 1 p. ; 14.1 x 16.9 cm.

Asks that he deliver the damaged shells at West Point to Mr. Daniel Carthy, Quarter Master at West Point.

New Windsor Augt 27
Be pleased to direct the damaged shells at West Point to be delivered to Mr. Daniel Carthy quarter master there, and oblige your most obedt. servt
Tim. Pickering

M. General Knox

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